performance

December 24, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 7 – The Gift of Education

  Day 7 – The Gift of Education   Welcome to Day 7 of the [7] Days of Christmas. The theme in our final instalment is “The Gift of Education”.One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves as traders is the gift of education – I prefer calling it personal development. In my article, The 9 Steps to Trading Mastery, I stressed the importance of traders to priortize personal development, learning, and growth. Unfortunately far too many of us stop educating ourselves after reaching a certain level of education, income bracket, or age. We reach a plateau. We reach for a newspaper or a magazine while […]
December 23, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 6 – The Gift of Gratitude

  Day 6 – The Gift of Gratitude   In many ways trading can be a very selfish and lonely endeavour.   There’s the personal commitment in time and energy to research, prepare, and trade, the constant fretting over individual performance, the swings in emotional highs and lows around making and losing money –  all of this makes it easy to get caught up in your headspace and lose track of the bigger picture.   Living in this space for too long can lead to feelings of discontent, disconnection, and unfulfilment.   The field of positive psychology tells us that those who […]
December 22, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 5 – The Gift of Mental Performance

  Day 5 – The Gift of Mental Performance Over the past 4 days we’ve recommended numerous practices and products to relax the spirit, feed the mind, engage the body, and reclaim your sleep. Now that we have covered some of the foundations of peak performance, Day 5 is all about sharing products that will give you a mental edge. 1.  Bulletproof Upgraded Unfair Advantage Mini Shots 30 Ampules – $61.25 USD It is well established that the brain uses more energy than any other human organ, in fact by some measures it accounts for up to 20 percent of the body’s total haul. So one of […]
December 21, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 4 – The Gift of Sleep

  Day 4 – The Gift of Sleep   In my most recent podcast I spoke about the importance of undulating periods of work and rest. What many peak performers share in common is that they prioritize rest and recovery. Sleep perhaps plays the most important role in recovery as there are numerous benefits for both our mental and physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repairing your heart, blood vessels, and muscle tissue.  And newer findings characterize sleep as an important brain state for optimizing memory consolidation. Furthermore ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, mental disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, […]
December 20, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 3 – The Gift of Movement

  Day 3 – The Gift of Movement   Trading is an amazing profession however there is one drawback – sitting at a desk and staring at a monitor all day long. The consequence of this lack of movement day in and day out are the aches and pains, brain fog, muscle atrophy, and poor mobility that many traders and desk jockeys know too well. The answer isn’t to find some sort of fancy ergonomic chair, rather the answer is twofold – Reclaim your mobility Start to move more throughout the day So for this new year check out some of these […]
December 19, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 2 – The Gift of Reading

  Day 2 – The Gift of Reading I’m an avid reader reading on average 100 books a year, and I truly believe in the power of a good book – Just one small insight can change everything. So whether you read for business or entertainment here a few titles for the discerning trader. 1.  Stock Trader’s Almanac 2016 We’ve all heard the saying “history doesn’t repeat but it rhymes”. Well the venerable Stock Trader’s Almanac is now going on 50 years and it’s the book thousands of market professionals have turned to see if there is a historical edge to be found in […]
December 18, 2015

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 1 – The Gift of Relaxation

As the year comes to an end and we countdown the days to Christmas I’ve curated the Ultimate List of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader. Each day for the next 7 days I’ll share a peak performance theme and some gift ideas. PS – Don’t forget to forward this list to all those buying you a present this year! Day 1 – The Gift of Relaxation Trading can be a stressful occupancy.  Check out these three gift ideas to keep yourself relaxed while in the trade. 1.  Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone & Android Why a heart […]
December 14, 2015

Episode 21 – Finding The Currency Of Performance

Listen to the Episode Below (00:16:02) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:16:02 volume Episode 21 – Finding The Currency Of Performance iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSLeave a ReviewSubscribe on Android Sign up for our weekly newsletter Stay up to date with the podcast, and get notified when the next podcast drops. Subscribe We’ve all heard the saying that “time is our most precious resource”. Although time is sacred, I’m of the opinion that our most valuable resource is energy – not time. You see in our modern era we […]
June 29, 2015

Episode 1 – Interview with Rande Howell – Why trading without emotions is a myth

    In this interview, Rande and I discuss why it’s impossible to turn off your emotions while trading and how traders can begin to create a successful mindset for trading. Rande Howell is a trained therapist who coaches retail and professional traders as well as the author of one of my Top Recommended Books, “Mindful Trading: Master Your Emotions and the Inner Game”. Transcript   Download Transcript The Big Ideas Emotions are biological in nature and why we cannot free ourselves from emotions, but we can operate free of emotion Why your equity curve is the ultimate truth meter on […]
May 9, 2015

What’s your trading mindset?

  System, Methodology, and Psychology form the foundations of trading. Yet most traders doggedly pursue finding a “holy grail” trading system and methodology but leave the psychological aspects of their trading thoroughly un-examined. “The life which is unexamined is not worth living.” – Socrates If you struggle with emotions in your trading (such as having a fear based mindset), lose money trading live money but can make money consistently paper trading, or for some reason cannot seem to follow you trade plan, you need to begin to examine your psychology. In this video I lay out a framework which you can begin to use to assess your trading mindset and a […]
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